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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

The land beyond the sea, How close it sometimes seems

The land beyond the sea, How close it sometimes seems

Tune: [The land beyond the sea]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The Land beyond the Sea!
How close it sometimes seems,
When flush’d with evening’s peaceful gleams;
My heart looks o’er the strait, and dreams!
It longs to fly to thee,
Calm Land beyond the Sea!

2 The Land beyond the Sea!
Sometimes across the strait,
Like draw-bridge to a castle gate,
The sunbeams lie and seem to wait
For us to pass to thee,
Calm Land beyond the Sea!

3 The Land beyond the Sea!
When will our toil be done?
Slow-footed years! more swiftly run
Into the gold of th’unsetting sun.
Homesick we are for thee,
Calm Land beyond the Sea!

4 O Land beyond the Sea!
Sweet is thine endless rest,
But sweeter far that Father’s breast,
Upon thy shores fore’er possest;
For Jesus reings o’er thee,
Calm Land beyond the Sea!

Source: Northfield Hymnal: for use in evangelistic and church services, conventions, sunday schools, and all prayer and social meetings of the church and home #129

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First Line: The land beyond the sea, How close it sometimes seems

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Evangelistic Hymns No. 2 #d167

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Northfield Hymnal #129

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The Greatest Hymns #344

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